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Early Rising Quotes


"Good luck beats early rising." - Proverbs

"I never knew an early-rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of his earnings, and strictly honest who complained of bad luck." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Heaven's help is better than early rising." - Miguel De Cervantes

"Early rising is no pleasure; early drinking's just the measure." - Francois Rabelais

"Sleeping on a plank has one advantage - it encourages early rising." - Alexandre Dumas

"An early-rising man is a good spouse but a bad husband." - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"Cultivate the habit of early rising. It is unwise to keep the head long on a level with the feet." - Henry David Thoreau

"Put no trust in the benefits to accrue from early rising, as set forth by the infatuated Franklin ..." - Mark Twain

"Dear, don't think of getting out of bed yet. I've always suspected that early rising in early life makes one nervous." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Fair daffodils, we weep to see You haste away so soon: As yet the early-rising sun Has not attained his noon." - Robert Herrick

"Next to temperance, a quiet conscience, a cheerful mind and active habits, I place early rising as a means of health and happiness." - Anonymous

"Rising early and scorning laziness, remaining calm in time of strife, faultless in conduct and clever in actions. One like this will be praised." - Gautama Buddha

"Few ever lived to old age, and fewer still ever became distinguished, who were not in the habit of early rising." - John Todd

"Fair daffadills, we weep to see You haste away so soon: As yet the early rising sun Has not attained his noon." - Robert Herrick

"Early rising may not be a vice... but it is certainly no virtue. The old saw about the early bird just goes to show that the worm should have stayed in bed." - Robert A Heinlein

"It's early yet. It's always early, while you still alive." - Esi Edugyan

"Early childhood education begins early, even before birth." - Madeleine M Kunin

"Early numbers are always wrong." - Mary Cheney

"Early rising not only gives us more life in the same number of years, but adds, likewise, to their number; and not only enables us to enjoy more of existence in the same time, but increases also the measure." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Early rising is also essential to the good government of a family. A late breakfast deranges the whole business of the day, and throws a portion of it on the next, which opens the door for confusion to enter." - Mary Randolph

"The fate of the worm refutes the pretended ethical teaching of the proverb, which assumes to illustrate the advantage of early rising and does so by showing how extremely dangerous it is." - Thomas Bailey Aldrich

"But blast the man, with curses loud and deep, Whate'er the rascal's name, or age, or station, Who first invented, and went round advising, That artificial cut-off, - Early Rising!" - John Godfrey Saxe

"When, like the rising day, Eileen Aroon! Love sends his early ray, Eileen Aroon! What makes his dawning glow Changeless through joy and woe? Only the constant know!- Eileen Aroon!" - Gerald Griffin

"But blast the man, with curses loud and deep, Whate'er the rascal's name, or age, or station, Who first invented, and went round advising, That artificial cut-off, Early Rising!" - John Godfrey Saxe

"Purusing peace means rising above one's own wants, needs, and emotions." - Benazir Bhutto

"All adverse and depressing influences can be overcome, not by fighting, by by rising above them." - Charles Caleb Colton

"If you sacrifice early, you'll win late." - Charles Haley

"Autumn arrives in the early morning." - Elizabeth Bowen

"Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious." - William Feather

"Early youth is a baffling time." - Bruce Catton

"History is a vast early warning system." - Norman Cousins

"Life learned early on to recognize itself." - Lynn Margulis

"Race differences show up early in life." - J Philippe Rushton

"If you're going to retire, retire early." - Hayao Miyazaki

"I got an early education from television." - Debra Wilson

"It gets late early out there." - Yogi Berra

"I like the lad who, when his father thought To clip his morning nap by hackneyed phrase Of vagrant worm by early songster caught, Cried, Served him right! - it's not at all surprising; The worm was punished, sir, for early rising!" - John Godfrey Saxe

"I like the lad who, when his father thought To clip his morning nap by hackneyed phrase Of vagrant worm by early songster caught, Cried, "Served him right! it's not at all surprising; The worm was punished, sir, for early rising!" - John Godfrey Saxe

"I now resolved to go to bed early, with a firm purpose of also rising early the next day to revisit this charming walk; for I thought to myself, I have now seen this temple of the modern world imperfectly; I have seen it only by moonlight." - Karl Philipp Moritz

"Go to bed early and wake up early. The morning hours are good." - Jeff Bezos

"Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." - Benjamin Franklin

"You get much more done if you go to bed early and get up early." - Boy George

"I like to go to bed early so I can get up early." - Freddie Highmore

"O'er her warm cheek, and rising bosom, move The bloom of young Desire and purple light of love." - Thomas Gray

"In my early teens, I was a janitor. In high school, I got up early to deliver to accounts that required early service." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"A love of flowers would beget early rising, industry, habits of close observation, and of reading. It would incline the mind to notice natural phenomena, and to reason upon them. It would occupy the mind with pure thoughts, and inspire a sweet and gentle enthusiasm; maintain simplicity of taste; and ... unfold in the heart an enlarged, unstraightened, ardent piety." - Henry Ward Beecher

"My Lebanon is a flock of birds fluttering in the early morning as shepherds lead their sheep into the meadow & rising in the evening as farmers return from their fields and vineyards.You have your Lebanon and its people. I have my Lebanon and its people." - Khalil Gibran

"Early rising not only gives us more life in the same number of our years, but adds likewise to their number; and not only enables us to enjoy more of existence in the same measure of time, but increases also the measure." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Fair daffadils, we weep to see You haste away so soone; As yet the early-rising sun Has not attained its noone... We have short time to stay as you, We have as short a spring; As quick a growth to meet decay As you or anything." - Robert Herrick

"Yes; bless the man who first invented sleep (I really can't avoid the iteration): But blast the man with curses loud and deep, Whate'er the rascal's name or age or station, Who first invented, and went round advertising That artificial cut-off - Early Rising." - John Godfrey Saxe

"When the first light dawned on the earth, and the birds awoke, and the brave river was heard rippling confidently seaward, and the nimble early rising wind rustled the oak leaves about our tent, all people, having reinforced their bodies and their souls with sleep, and cast aside doubt and fear, were invited to unattempted adventures." - Henry David Thoreau

"In a process that had begun in the 1980s and suddenly accelerated in the early 2000s ... [t]he peaks of great wealth grew higher, rising up beyond the clouds, while the valleys of poverty sank lower into perpetual shadow. The once broad plateau of the middle class eroded away into a narrow ledge, with the white-knuckled occupants holding on for dear life." - Barbara Ehrenreich

"The means by which I preserve my own health are, temperance, early rising, and spunging the body every morning with cold water, a practice I have pursued for thirty years ; and though I go from this heated theatre into the squares of the Hospital, in the severest winter nights, with merely silk stockings on my legs, yet I scarcely ever have a cold..." - Astley Cooper

"I never knew an early-rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of his earnings and strictly honest, who complained of hard luck. A good character, good habits and iron industry are impregnable to the assaults of all ill-luck that fools ever dreamed." - Joseph Addison

"To leave the earth was my wish, and no will stayed my rising. Early, before sun had filled the roads with carts Conveying folk to weddings and to murders; Before men left their selves of sleep, to wander In the dark of the world like whipped beasts." - Kenneth Patchen

"But suppose the endlessly dead were to wake in us some emblem: they might point to the catkins hanging from the empty hazel trees, or direct us to the rain descending on black earth in early spring. - And we, who always think of happiness rising, would feel the emotion that almost baffles us when a happy thing falls." - Rainer Maria Rilke

"Unlike their Western counterparts, Africans take elections very seriously - rising up early to queue patiently in line for hours under the hot sun and cast their ballots. Any misguided attempt to nullify or steal their votes will evoke a strong reaction from them." - George Ayittey

"With offices in 64 cities around the world, it is sometimes a challenge to ensure that I've got my finger on the pulse with every one, everywhere. Staying in touch means early rising for calls with China and Japan, and late calls with the U.S." - Ben Elliot

"Every style seems completely appropriate to its epoch. We cannot imagine Madame de Pompadour, or the Empress Josephine, or the early Victorian lady in anything but the clothes she actually wore. Each represents completely the ideals of her time: elegant artificiality or post-Revolutionary morals, or the prudery of the rising middle class." - James Laver

"Walking around an early spring garden- going nowhere." - Kyoshi Takahama

"Failed the bright promise of your early day?" - Bill Vaughan

"Who gets up early to discover the moment light begins?" - Rumi

"Very early in my life it was already too late." - Elizabeth Wurtzel

"She got to go to heaven four days early." - William J Clinton

"Fail early, fail often, in order to succeed sooner." - Tom Kelley

"The key to success in life is getting up early." - Jenni Rivera

"People in their early 20s are invariably weird." - Steve Pavlina

"Life begins at conception, but allow early abortions." - Fred Thompson

"Let's kill somebody to Sinatra! Or to early Elvis!" - Robert Englund

"I think it's very easy to get discouraged early on." - Alice Lowe

""I got up early because I wanted to." - Nobody" - Jim Gaffigan

"The early summer sky was the color of cat vomit." - Scott Westerfeld

"Early this morning, I signed my death warrant." - Michael Collins

"In the early sixties, we were strong, we were virulent." - John Connally

"I've been insane from a very early age." - Natalie Dormer

"God gives all to those, who get up early." - Anna Kournikova

"It is never too early to encourage long-term savings." - Ron Lewis

"Early on, I saw my suffering as my salvation." - Jimmy Scott

"I did find my direction at an early age." - Michelle Williams

"Get this in mind early: We never grow up." - Richard Bach

"Very few of the early Italian humanists were really humane." - Irving Babbitt

"Genius always finds itself a century too early." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I understood from an early age what being competitive means." - Tamara Ecclestone

"We're taking sports too far and starting kids too early." - Darell Hammond

"So basically, I graduated high school a semester early." - Jessica Szohr

"I started going gray in my early twenties." - Matt Leblanc

"I figured out early on what I wanted to do." - T Bone Burnett

"Start early and begin raising the bar throughout the day." - Bruce Jenner

"I was very intellectually oriented, very early on." - Donald Johanson

"I got into theatre very early, so yes I was surrounded by gay people quite early and frequently." - Judith Light

"I was born in '74, so I missed out on all the great early '60s and early '70s." - Alanis Morissette

"In my lab, we're interested in the transition from chemistry to early biology on the early earth." - Jack W Szostak

"Early morning, the orange sun is slowly rising, shining forth in empty luminous clarity. The mind and the sky are one, the sun is rising in the vast space of primordial awareness, and there is just this. Yasutani Roshi once said, speaking of satori, that it was the most precious realization in the world, because all the great philosophers had tried to understand ultimate reality but had failed to do so, yet with satori or awakening all of your deepest questions are finally answered: it's just this." - Ken Wilber

"Genius is a rising stock market." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"The rising tide lifts all the boats." - John F Kennedy

"In rising sighs and falling tears." - Joseph Addison

"The talkers are rising above the thinkers." - Barbara Kingsolver

"There is nothing inevitable about rising unemployment." - Margaret Thatcher

"I'm excited about our rising generation." - Van Jones

"A rising tide lifts all the boats." - John F Kennedy

"Healthcare costs are rising due to Obamacare." - Joni Ernst

"The national deficit is not rising." - Ed Balls

"Halt! How are you? What have you been doing? Where's Abelard? How's Crowley? What's this all about?" "I'm glad to see you rate my horse more important than our Corps Commandant," Halt said, one eyebrow rising in the expression that Will knew so well. Early in their relationship, he had thought it was an expression of displeasure. He had learned years ago that it was, for Halt, the equivalent of a smile." - John Flanagan

"I discovered early on that the player who learned the fundamentals of basketball is going to have a much better chance of succeeding and rising through the levels of competition than the player who was content to do things his own way. A player should be interested in learning why things are done a certain way. The reasons behind the teaching often go a long way to helping develop the skill." - John Wooden

"The spring sea rising and falling, rising and falling all day." - Yosa Buson

"I was an early adopter: have been on the internet continuously since late 1989, barring a six-month loss of access in the early 90s." - Charles Stross

"After all, by providing early access to medicine, nutrition and stimulation, early childhood development creates lifelong improvements in health, cognitive development, school achievement, and social equality." - Shakira

"I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"I was lucky because I got so successful so early, and when you get successful early, then you can afford to be a little bit humble." - Diane Von Furstenberg

"I'm really kind of boring - I'd rather go to bed early and get up early because I really value my time off, my time away from work." - Mandy Moore

"The Black Mountain poet I like most is the early Creeley. Those early poems seem very lyrical and very traditional, with a lot of voice and character." - Robert Morgan

"There is nothing in the world more peaceful than apple - leaves with an early moon." - Alice Meynell

"I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life, I absenteed myself from Christian assemblies." - Benjamin Franklin

"The secret of success is to get up early, work late and strike oil." - John D Rockefeller

"I learned very early in my life never to take counsel in my fears." - George S Patton

"Fancy and humour, early and constantly indulged in, may expect an old age overrun with follies." - Isaac Watts

"Whether I retire to bed early or late, I rise with the sun." - Thomas Jefferson

"If you're a bird, be an early bird. But if you're a worm, sleep late." - Shel Silverstein

"Women really do want to be on time. It's just that everything starts so darn early." - Sela Ward

"Conflict is like cancer; early detection increases the possibility of a healthy outcome." - John C Maxwell

"Crooks are early adopters." - Craig Newmark

"Reagan's half a disciple of Benjamin Franklin. He believes in early to bed." - Lyn Nofziger

"Though you rise early, yet the day comes at his time, and not till then." - George Herbert

"Guns don't kill people, husbands who come home early from work kill people" - Larry The Cable Guy

"We are all in a post-hypnotic trance induced in early infancy." - Ronald David Laing

"Learn early, learn often." - Drew Houston

"Since an early age, I've been intrigued by the idea of design evolution," - Phillip Lim

"When I workout early in the morning, the rest of the day feels so much better." - Robert Cheeke

"Happiness. It comes on unexpectedly. And goes beyond, really, any early morning talk about it." - Raymond Carver

"Give a man a reputation as an early riser and he can sleep 'til noon." - Mark Twain

"You're late," she said, tapping her watch. "No, you're just early." - Melissa De La Cruz

"Lawrence Kelter is an exciting new novelist, who reminds me of an early Robert Ludlum." - Nelson Demille

"I know what love is because I lost it at an early age." - Doseone

"I realized early on that success was tied to not giving up." - Harrison Ford

"If you're going to fail, you'd rather fail early than fail late in general." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"...we are an overfed and undernourished nation digging an early grave with our teeth..." - Ezra Taft Benson

"The early bird gets the worm but the late bird doesn't even get the late worm." - Charles M Schulz

"Its getting late early" - Yogi Berra

"Whether early or late, the Parker novels are all superlative literary entertainments." - Terry Teachout

"It's the Olympics. If you can't get up to swim early in the morning, don't go." - Michael Phelps

"Premature development of the powers of both mind and body leads to an early grave." - John Quinton

"Get up very early and get going at once. In fact, work first and wash afterwards." - W H Auden

"It drove home, personally, the value of early detection and education and intervention." - Janet Napolitano

"Bank account statement just look like I'm ready for early retirement" - Drake

"Early unsuccessess shouldn't bother anybody because it happens to absolutely everybody." - Philip Johnson

"Our early dating life consisted of trying to figure out whether we were dating." - Mariska Hargitay

"Believe me, you have to get up early if you want to get out of bed." - Groucho Marx

"Release early and often." - Kevin Rose

"The one who is happy can never get too early out of bed." - Camilla Collett

"Baseball got into my blood early and I worked harder at it than anything." - Charley Pride



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